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3:29pmKen Woodchef on Parking sign
  • What does encourage me to visit The Bridge is their affordable ales and wholesome food at realistic prices. The fact that I can now find a car parking space as a genuine patron is icing on the cake. The sign could possibly be improved upon but it certainly has conveyed the intended message!

9:31amDen C on Benefit Fraud
  • I note you have decided to publicise the conviction of Jack Parker for benefit fraud. What I'm about to say some may find controversial and most who bother with the chatbox would probably disagree.

    I'm not really sure why the Audlem website has chosen to single out this unfortunate man for this attention. The fraud is very much at the lower end of the scale and, the benefits system is complex and it's basically a trap that many people get caught up in. We have high taxes and big benefits for those that qualify, the benefits system together with tax credits is the most ridiculous way to run a country. I don't know the man by the way and I've never claimed benefits.

    Editor's comment: This article was sent to us in the form of a press release from Cheshire East Council. We ran the story, as benefit fraud is known to be of concern to the public and Wybunbury is relatively local to Audlem when you take Cheshire East as a whole.

Wednesday 30th Jul

5:38pmCanal Cat on Parking sign / daft ultra-wide loads
  • Agree with Terry about the sign, - get a proper one please Bridge as that is a very off-putting.

    Also: Not sure what the Ultra wide-load convoy driver was thinking of, coming though Audlem at 08.25 this morning, but had the usual vans etc been parked outside the Coop, it would have got stuck for sure... He chose a completely unsuitable route and it could easily have resulted in gridlock chaos. Stick to the primary routes, please!

10:39amTerryT1954 on Parking sign
  • I'm not sure about the enormous painted sign at the Bridge threatening drivers that their cars will be towed away.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm sure it must be irritating to the staff at the Bridge to have motorists abusing their car park. However, would it be too much to ask to have a neat printed sign instead? A big threatening sign sends out an unnecessary aggressive message to visitors. It certainly wouldn't encourage me to visit the Bridge.

    Fair point, or am I just being pathetic?

9:42amJohnbbank on Looking for heating engineer
  • Going underground...
    Thank you for your tip but I cannot find the company you refer to. Please email me directly at or send text to 07950776771. I would appreciate your help.
    All others who have responded have my thanks for your input.

Tuesday 29th Jul

10:37pmBungle on Foul Smell Buerton
  • Site user & Lady I have today been given a copy of an email from Tracey Billingham that has fully explained the actions & findings.
    Yes Lady it is Tea Waste mixed with another substance in a lagoon that has been reaction causing this foul smell.
    They have set conditions with the farm & the delivery company that has been supplying the tea liquor. The council will be doing spot checks at the farm when in the area & the conditions will be in place for 12months.

    If after the remains of this lagoon have been spread we still experience the problem we are to inform Tracey so that they can check if actions have been maintained or if it is not the cause.
    This email is being sent to Buerton Parish council for their meeting on Tuesday so will be available to view thanks all for your help

6:58pmgoing underground on Looking for heating engineer
  • Hi John, I used one of the companies who have been mentioned to you, they were the accredited Worcester Bosch installers (still the top hit) and seemed the most qualified, have a look at this link

    and scroll down to Beware Approved Trader Sites, where you can see their handy work, I called in Worcester Bosch inspectors and he said it "looks like a 10 year had done" & "it is dangerous".

    They have changed their name but are using the same logos on their website.

    Likely by brother in law drove up from Kent and helped me get things corrected by them, but they would of got away with it.

1:26pmEHF on Looking for heating engineer
  • We have used Paul from Coppercroft Heating to install a new oil boiler and have continued using him since. Our oil boiler was condemned and he came out and replaced it with a new one. Him and his team are so efficient, they are good with the customers, they returns your calls and keep you updated. You know.... all the things that you would expect perhaps, but so rarely get! His number is 07918 631263.

10:40amcelia b on Festival personalities
  • It was noticeable that all the people mentioned were male! I am hoping to see a photo of Maggie and Monique on their bicycles sometime?

    Editor's comment: We would be more than happy to publish photos of ladies in the Transport Festival . If anyone has any they would like published send them to

10:07ambob-bee2000 on Grand Day Out
  • Like many others I thoroughly enjoyed the F0T and for me, the highlight was the visit of the Dacota. I am sure that this plane will have stirred many memories and emotions for the older members of the audience and reminded them of what a superb workhorse this plane was, not only during WW2 but also the Berlin airlift. I hope that someone from ASET will feed back how much the fly past was appreciated by everyone.

9:27amaf1960 on Looking for heating engineer
  • Try William and Martin Young of Young Gas & Oil Services Ltd
    Their address is Unit 3, Regents Park, 129 London Road, Nantwich, CW5 6LW
    Phone: 01270 560786

    They replaced our old oil boiler last year and have just carried out a service and fitted a new thermostat. We have been pleased and impressed with the professional service and although not the least expensive we have tried, have been excellent value.

6:14amJohnbbank on Looking for heating engineer
  • To replace an old oil boiler with a new, more efficient, oil boiler. Has anyone any recommendations for a qualified heating engineer, preferably local, who could do this for me? Thank you.

Monday 28th Jul

8:28pmKen Woodchef on Grand Day Out
  • Just to add similar comments regarding the splendid weekend's events. Once again we were treated to a well organised Festival of Transport, it seems to get better each year. Well done to all concerned!

1:32pmcelia b on Pilates Instructor wanted
  • A regular Saturday morning class has been running in the Scout and guide Hall for several years now but has lost its teacher. Is there anyone out there who would like to take us on?

1:08pmSiteUser on The Power of Google
  • Simple answer is to use a privacy search engine such as and set it as your home page. Don't log in to google and clear your cookies. Another advantage is that you don't get served up google's paid for by advertisers results at the top of search results listings. I believe they use google's search engine but filter all the monitoring and adverts for you. Read google's "privacy" policy at Read duckduckgo's at

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